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Nordhavn 35 – La Tempestad


Nordhavn 35


La Tempestad

San Diego, CA

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La Tempestad is one of the last Nordhavn 35s ever built, she is hull 22 out of 24.

The Nordhavn 35 Coastal Pilot is a rugged, heavily constructed semi-displacement trawler yacht built for two. The 35 features a room pilothouse that adjoins the saloon and is perched aft of a large foredeck. Her profile is reminiscent of her bigger sister, the Nordhavn 62. The mast is placed just forward of the reverse rake windscreen and a dinghy is precisely mounted on the boat deck above the pilothouse/saloon. The cockpit is completely covered by the boat deck overhang and you can move along both sides of the pilothouse side decks with secure stainless railings in place to transit bow to stern. There is a molded in swim platform with a swim ladder and two cockpit doors, one aft to the swim step and one to starboard.

Entering from the aft deck/cockpit into the saloon/pilothouse you pass through a commercial strength Diamond SeaGlaze Dutch door. The entire interior is lavishly appointed with gorgeous teak joinery. La Tempestad has an L-shaped dinette with fixed teak table to port, a comfortable settee to starboard and a two person built in helm bench forward. All of these seating areas have just been recently re upholstered with ultraleather as well new carpet and window coverings throughout the boat. The helm station forward to starboard is compact and ergonomically designed for easy single handed operation. There is an impressive console of navigation/communication electronics that is logically laid out.   The AC/DC electrical panel includes easy to view digital display meters. The single lever engine control and bow thruster joy stick makes maneuvering in close quarters a synch and travelling underway a breeze.

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A fold down chart table is built in to the book case aft to starboard which is ideal for spreading out charts for navigation. The visibility in the saloon/pilothouse is exceptional in all directions.

Proceeding forward down four steps to the lower level you arrived first a the U-shaped galley to port. Directly opposite the galley is an enclosed head with separate shower stall. All the way forward is the expansive master stateroom featuring a huge athwartships bed with access to and from on three sides and a separate reading seat forward. The chain locker access forward allows for easy inspection of the ground tackle.

The interior features excellent lighting throughout. There are hatches and windows in addition to foredeck dorades for superior ventilation. The amount of storage in lockers and drawers throughout is exceptional. Many of the overhead hatches used on the N35 are the same size used on the much larger Nordhavn 57s and 62s.

The engine room is located below the pilothouse level and accessed through a windowed door below the pantry locker providing easy access for hourly engine room checks while underway. The pilothouse sole has a huge removable hatch which lifts up for impressive access to the engine room if ever required.

Aft is a huge cockpit with a full length overhang above to keep you out of the weather. Beneath the cockpit is a spacious lazarette. Inside the lazarette is the hydraulic steering and autopilot gear, the hot water heater and house batteries. There is even a built in storage shelf for stowing replacement fluids or cleaning supplies.

The pilothouse is sided with walking decks outboard, secured with 1.25” stainless steel rails. The anchor well forward is set up for two anchors with dual rollers and a secondary deck pipe. The boat deck above the pilothouse is accessed by climbing up the folding steps on the mast. The painted aluminum mast has a radar platform and an assortment of antennas installed on top. The mast also has two side ladders so you can climb up and survey your surroundings secure in the crow’s nest.

The only exterior woodwork is a richly varnished caprail above the transom protected by a custom canvas cover. Back aft in the cockpit you have access to the lazarette through a huge hatch with gas spring lifts. La Tempestad has a propane Seaward stove and oven in the galley which takes propane gas from the two aluminum propane tanks conveniently mounted in the starboard cockpit sole locker which also features a direct overboard drain. A fresh water hose bib is located aft in the port cockpit locker and a seawater wash down has also been installed.

EQUIPMENT UPGRADES (factory systems options selected):

  • Crow’s nest on mast
  • Panda 8kW generator
  • Cruisair air conditioning with reverse cycle heat and heat strips
  • Fireboy fire suppression system installed in engine room


  • Yanmar 6LY 370 HP diesel engine
  • Twin Disc transmission
  • Aquatech 22 stainless steel propeller shaft
  • Shaft brush
  • 4 blade bronze propeller
  • Wet exhaust with silicon high temperature exhaust hose to muffler
  • Racor duplex fuel filters
  • Fuel tanks have sight glasses for level inspection
  • Comprehensive fuel management system including gravity fed main fuel tank to a supply reservoir and easily accessed return manifold – all situated just inside the engine room door
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering with bypass and separate emergency tiller


  • 8kW Panda generator with sound shield and dual exhaust
  • Lifeline brand heavy duty deep cycle AGM batteries (new in 2013)
  • Heart Interface Freedom 25 marine battery charger and inverter – 2500 watts
  • 12V outlet at helm station
  • 30 amp shore power inlets for house and air conditioning
  • Cantalupi interior overhead lighting
  • Courtesy lights


  • Seaward propane three burner stove and oven
  • Nova Kool stand up combination refrigerator and freezer with added vents
  • GE microwave oven
  • Corian countertops in head and galley
  • Jabsco Par Max 3 water pump
  • Seaward S-1100 11 gallon hot water heater
  • Fresh water wash down in cockpit
  • Sea water wash down on foredeck
  • Jabsco QF-215 Quiet Flush fresh water electric head with macerator
  • Jabsco electric bilge pump
  • Edson manual bilge pump
  • High water bilge alarm for Ultra Senior flood switch
  • Whale Gulper 220 shower sump pump
  • Water Fixer – fresh water filter


  • Raymarine custom electronics package installed at the yard
  • Raymarine ST6001 autopilot with rate gain compass and rudder angle indicator
  • Raymarine VGA 10.4” color LCD display radar
  • Raymarine 4kW open array radar antenna mounted on mast radar bracket
  • Raymarine Raystar 120 SDGPS compact receiver
  • Raymarine Ray 53 VHF radio
  • Raymarine black box fish finder – L770D with HDFI technology
  • Raymarine L1260D 10.4” color HDFI Fish Finder repeater – this repeater can bring up selective Raymarine components for viewing redundancy
  • Sony CDXM630 AM/FM CD player with wireless remote, amp and speakers
  • Bose AV 28 two zone DVD/DC media center
  • Deluxe Bose Lifestyle surround sound with jewel cube speakers
  • B & G Wind sensor pack with analog wind display
  • B & G Speed and depth
  • Ritchie compass with Nordhavn logo
  • ACR-100 Remote quartz spotlight – mounted above Crow’s nest and controlled from pilothouse
  • (2) Philips flat screen televisions – 17” in salon and 23” in master stateroom
  • Barometer & clock



  • Custom “Jeddy” interior with all new edge bound carpets, beautiful valance trims and custom shades and blinds
  • Varnished teak saloon table
  • Slide out settee with outrigger assembly to convert to overnight bunk
  • Starboard side built in settee with fold down chart table
  • Rope lighting
  • Window tinting – 2014


  • Custom HMC Mattresses with sheets and comforter
  • Philips 24” flat screen TV

Exterior – general

  • Hull bottom painted – 2013
  • New cutlass bearing, flax packing and smoothed shaft coupler – 2014
  • Magma propane barbeque
  • Sunbrella custom canvas for teak caprail, windlass, boom winches hatches and dinghy
  • White mesh shade canvas for pilothouse windows
  • Rule electric reversing boom winches for tender launching

Engine Room

  • Yanmar cooling system removed, cleaned and reinstalled in Nov 2013
  • All fluids and many hoses replaced in Nov 2013
  • All batteries replaced in 2013 with Lifeline AGM
  • New electric horn installed Jan 2014
  • New Shore Power connector and 50’ cable – Jan 2014
  • Aqua alarm exhaust temp – sound in pilothouse


  • US Coast Guard safety equipment (flares, fire extinguishers, overboard plaques, ships bell, horn, life jackets, throw ring, etc.)
  • Dock lines and fenders
  • Fireboy engine room fire system with auto shut down


Ground tackle and anchoring

  • Muir VRC 2500-A Atlantic electric reversing windlass (including manual override feature) with foredeck foot buttons and pilothouse toggle control
  • 60 lb. stainless steel plow anchor
  • 400 ft. 5.16” high test chain

Ships tender

  • Caribe L/G C-10X rigid inflatable dinghy with sling
  • Honda 15HP outboard with Doel-fin
  • Weaver removable stainless steel dinghy chocks and tie down system

Miscellaneous improvements and upgrades

  • 30 Amp shore cords (2)
  • (2) Flag halyards
  • Spare parts and zinc inventory included


La Tempestad (formerly Transition) was purchased in the fall of 2013 as the third Nordhavn owned by a well-known Nordhavn aficionado who has enjoyed the trawler lifestyle for most of the last 10 years. The decision to purchase this 35 was made to test the waters after being land locked due to health issues for a spell. After finding 3522 (which was not officially listed for sale) they fell in love with its rugged looks, simplicity to operate and immediately began making improvements on what is already an exceptional yacht. A series of recent upgrades include; tinted window coverings in the saloon, all new carpets (including the engine room), new upholstery, bed sheets and comforter, window blinds and shades and top side wax & polish. Items addressed from the purchase survey include replacement of some engine hoses, belts and fluids followed by removal and cleaning of the engine cooling system. Replacement of the cutlass bearing and repacking the stuffing box was completed in March, 2014. After only 40 hours underway they confirmed that getting back on the water was their required medicine and they are now ready to pursue Nordhavn number 4! La Tempestad is perfect for the existing Nordhavn owner who is done with ocean crossing adventures, but has the desire to remain on the water with a simpler, less costly Nordhavn OR the Nordhavn Dreamer looking for an economical first step into Nordhavn ownership.


La Tempestad is a US Coast Guard Documented vessel. All recommended maintenance on machinery and equipment have been completed to manufacturers requirements and this is verifiable through the maintenance logs which have been recorded since day one.. The hull has been cleaned and waxed on a regular basis. Pride of ownership is evident throughout! Please email listing broker for a copy of the build specifications.

La Tempestad is an excellent example of a well cared for, late model second generation Nordhavn 35. Her previous and current owner spared no expenses maintaining and updating this magnificent example of a like new Nordhavn. She is likely the cleanest and lowest hour N35 available. One of the great advantages of the Nordhavn 35 is the ease with which you can truck her overland to explore new cruising grounds. A photo CD with additional images of details is available upon request. Complete maintenance records since day of delivery are recorded and available for inspection.

Name La Tempestad
Type Semi-displacement
Displacement 23,000 lbs.
Bridge Height 24’0”
Builder PAE/Ta Shing
Model Nordhavn 35
Designer Jeff Leishman
Deck White with gray nonskid
Engine Yanmar 6LY 370 HP
Engine Hours 710 hours
Range 400 – 1800 miles
Speed Cruise 7.8 knots – Max
Year 2004
LOA 35’ 4-3/4”
LWL 33’ 4”
Beam 13’ 2”
Draft 3’ 9”
D/L 270
Mast Down 12’6”
Hull Material Fiberglass
Type Pilothouse coastal cruiser
Color Gray hull with blue stripes
Headroom 6’5”
Bottom Paint Red
Displacement 24,000 lbs.
Exhaust Wet exhaust
Fuel 590 gallons –(2) Aluminum
Holding 40 gallons
Fresh Water 165 gallons (85 + 80)
Windlass Muir VRC2500 A – 12V
Climate Control Cruise Air (Two zones: 16k BTU pilothouse and 10k BTU cabin)
Bow Thruster Side Power 4 HP